Roseville-Little Canada Review


Ramsey County launches Veterans Court Track

Ramsey County has launched a Veterans Court Track program to help veterans charged with crimes who may be struggling with service-related issues.


Afton Alps celebrates 50 years

Afton Alps co-founder Paul Augustine blows snow from a snow gun on a slope at Afton in the mid-1960s. (submitted photo)

Following a change in ownership and months of renovations and new construction, Afton Alps is inviting the public to check out its improved resort and to celebrate 50 years of skiing.
The ski facility is no longer the rustic, mom-and-pop operation that attracted skiers for decades. The redesigned resort now features high-tech snowmaking machines, a new guest-services building, with a  stainless steel look, and improved terrain park.


What a difference a portrait makes

Kendra Stone, one of two high school seniors who take photos for their graduating peers for free as KP Photography, shows an image to a client, Gao Thor, during a shoot at Minnehaha Falls. (Photo by Phillipe Thao)

Two Mounds Park Academy students are sometimes compensated for taking senior photos for Twin Cities high-schoolers who can’t afford a professional photographer, but usually not with money.
“We’ve been paid in hugs, candy and donations,” said Kendra Stone, who lives in Lake Elmo.
That’s payment enough for the 18-year-old and Phillipe Thao of Hudson, Wis., who teamed up in May to take portraits of teens nearing graduation for free.


A year in Review - Roseville Review

The Oval in Roseville hosted the National Bike Polo Championships on Aug. 16 to 18 where teams gathered from all over the country to play this unique form of polo. (photos by Linda E. Andersen/Review)

The Review area had its fair share of ups and downs in 2013. Here are some of the stories that made headlines in the past year.


Man robbed, cut on Little Canada street

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Jan. 7, 2014


“Dude, where’s my car?”

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Dec. 31, 2013


Two Lillie staffers win statewide awards

It was all about vision for two Lillie Suburban Newspapers staffers in the 2013 Minnesota Newspaper Association’s “Better Newspapers” awards.
Photographer Linda Baumeister, who’s worked at the paper since 1991, and Nik VanDenMeerendonk, a graphic artist for six years.


For Bruentrups, historic farm still feels like home during holidays

In her Mrs. Claus attire and he in Santa hat for the Breakfast with Santa and later open house Dec. 7, Raydelle and Bill Bruentrup still spend time at the old homestead, volunteering countless hours on behalf of the Maplewood Area Historical Society. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Growing up on his family’s farm, Bill Bruentrup milked cows twice a day. Even on Christmas.
“On Christmas Eve, we’d milk a little bit earlier than we normally did so we could come in, clean up, eat dinner, and then we would open our presents,” the 72-year-old said. “I remember getting ready for Christmas, because we tried to get as many things done as we could.


Roseville School Board, Little Canada City Council approve 2014 property tax levies

The 2014 property tax levies for School District 623 and the city of Little Canada were approved last week.
The Roseville School Board approved the school district’s 2014 property tax levy at its Tuesday, Dec. 17 meeting.
District business manager Shari Thompson presented information on the levy and current budget year at the truth in taxation hearing prior to the regular board meeting.


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